To say that the Kickstarter for Red Ash was a sloppy one would be an understatement. It comes as no surprise then that the game was unable to meet its goal of $800,000; only taking in $519,999 after being on Kickstarter for 31 days.
For those who don’t know, Red Ash, a spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends, was put on Kickstarter by Keiji Inafune and his company, Comcept. People were initially turned off by the launch of this Kickstarter since Comcept’s latest Kickstarter game, Mighty No. 9 (which has now reportedly been delayed), hasn’t even been released yet. Poor organization, and communication with backers of the project (who weren’t exactly told what the Kickstarter funds would support) also turned people sour on this game as well.
There was a companion anime for Red Ash which also had a Kickstarter. It actually succeeded in getting funded, ending at $162,882. Despite the game failing to meet its goal, it will still be released anyway. This is due to a deal Comcept struck with a Chinese gaming company called Fuze.